cycletowork-logoAs part of Cycle to Work day we will be hosting a Bike Breakfast from 7.30am to 9.30am Thursday 3 September on the Balmoral Street bridge in Scotstoun. We will be offering cyclists and other users of the cycle path free hot drinks and pastries, information on cycling and walking and a free Dr Bike check!

This is part of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal project which is in partnership with LINKES and the Whiteinch Bike Club.

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KnightswoodCC-logoThe Clydebank Post ran a feature last week on the Knightswood Community Centre. Management of which is due to transfer from Glasgow Life to the Knightswood Community in October this year.

Knightswood Community SCIO has been set up to run the Centre and Kelly Kennedy has been appointed as the new Centre Manager and will oversee the 6 member staff team and the day-to-day running of the Centre.

According to the article the Centre has an estimated annual footfall of more than 70,000, the Alderman Road centre is one of the largest and busiest facilities of its type in Glasgow.

There is an interesting piece on the Glasgow Story website about the history of the Community Centre which first opened in 1950 but which was not fully complete until 1971. The Community Centre was also used as a filming location in Peter Mullan’s 2010 film Neds.

WhiteinchBikeClub_logoFancy getting out on your bike but don’t fancy being out on the road by yourself then Whiteinch Bike Club is just the thing for you.

The club is re-starting next week after the summer break and meets every fortnight – a club meeting on a Thursday evening and a cycle ride on a Saturday morning. First dates are Thu 3 Sep and Sat 5 Sep (see timetable below)

Whiteinch Bike Club is a friendly non-competitive bike club open to anyone living in Whiteinch and surrounding area. The Club welcomes cyclists of all ages and abilities. Activities include Dr. Bike Checks (free bike checks and advice), road Safety (skills in bike handling) and Club Runs (Saturday mornings) mostly on cycle paths or minor roads. For more details contact the Whiteinch Centre on 0141 950 4434 or drop in on a Club night.

Whiteinch Bike Club is one of the partners in our West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal project.

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drcet logo1 Helping to put the Green in Dear Green Place! Are you concerned about your local environment and your local community? Do you want to contribute to the protection of the local environment? Do you want to help increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people? Are you active in your community? Do you have business experience?

If so then you may be the perfect candidate to join our voluntary Board of Directors!

Our Board Members have overall responsibility for the governance and strategic direction of DRCET as well as shaping our development and contributing to the design and delivery of the services for the people and communities that we serve.

As a Board Member you will:

  • Help guide our work and shape our business
  • Bring your experience and wisdom so that decisions are made in the interests of our communities
  • Monitor our progress and performance

No previous experience is required and full training and support will be given.

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PfS_logoThe Classic Pedal for Scotland ride will take place on Sunday 6 September. The Challenge is now in its 17th year and the 50 mile Glasgow to Edinburgh ride is the event’s most popular ride and attracted over 7,500 participants last year! Over 10,500 riders took part over 6 rides across Scotland. Event participants helped raise over £110,000 for the STV Appeal, topping the £105,000 total in 2013.

Jackie_Bike_KingswayJackie, the fantastic Administrator from Kingsway Court Health and Wellbeing Centre, is for the first time, taking on the Classic challenge to help raise some vital funds for their work. What a star!  Please encourage her, every penny you donate, no matter how big or small, will benefit residents in the Kingsway community and will push Jackie on to cross the finish line.

Pedal for Scotland, organised by Cycling Scotland, is Scotland’s biggest bike event. Back in 1999, the first event attracted 400 riders. The event has grown increasingly popular with more routes, bigger challenges and more and more participants joining in year on year.

And don’t forget if you are doing the Pedal for Scotland then Cycle to Work Day on Thursday 3 September could be the perfect warm up!

We are working in partnership with LINKES and The Whiteinch Bike Club on our West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal project to encourage more people to start cycling or cycle more often!

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cycletowork-logoCycle to Work Day is a national event held on Thursday 3rd September 2015. It aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day.

According to the census data, 760,000 people in the UK cycle to work regularly – this number keeps growing steadily, but with Cycle to Work Day’s help we are aiming to make those numbers skyrocket this year and beyond! By 2021, we hope to see one million people regularly commuting to work by bike.

There are lots of great prizes to be won – all you need to do is pledge to cycle to work and follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook

This information is part of our West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal project which aims to encourage people to cycle more in their communities!

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20150819_DRCGen_AwardDRC Generations were recently award the Queens Award for Voluntary Service by the Lord Provost at a civic reception hosted at the City Chambers and we were invited along to help them celebrate.

There was a great turnout on the night and it was a fitting way to celebrate the achievements DRC Generations have made over the years, in particular with their award winning peer education and mentoring programme. Congratulations to everyone involved – you can check out some of our pictures below!

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

DRC Generations are one of our partners in the Glasgow WAVE project

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Welcome to DRCET!! We deliver a wide range of environmental projects and services across the West of Glasgow and beyond.

We work to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities.

Read on to find out more about what we do and - get active, get involved and make a difference!

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De'ils On Wheels Community Bicycle Workshop

Community Bike Workshop

Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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Legal stuff

DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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